Politics! Guns! Cigars!
There. Got that out of the way…
Now: the music for Great Pumpkin Night:
Werewolves of London, Warren Zevon, 1978.
Werewolves, Alternate Take, Zevon, 2007 Release. I know more than a few people don’t like this version. Then again, more than a few people can be wrong. Cool, jazzy, and you always have the ability to listen to the damned original…
Long Cool Woman, The Hollies, 1971. No Halloween, per se, but fits with:
Devil Woman, Cliff Richard, 1976.
Evil Woman, ELO, 1975. All these women…
Legend of Wooley Swamp, Charlie Daniels Band, 1980. Lucius Clay approves.
Monster Mash, Misfits, 1997. Yeah, I have trouble understanding the words too.
Mash, Original, Bobby Pickett (with Dick Clark), 1962. Classic; those facial expressions.
Thriller (Full), Michael Jackson, 1982. Before we knew the real MJ (RIP) horrors. With commentary from Price (RIP).
Poison, Alice Cooper, 1989. A few Cooper songs I could have gone with; I chose this one.
Ghost Riders in the Sky, Johnny Cash’s Version, 1979. Scary with a message.
The Time Warp, RHPS Version, Richard O’Brien, 1974. No need to suffer a theater full of freaks. (They still do that?) You’re welcome.
Blue Moon, The Marcels, 1961. Shout if you know why I included this one.
Nightmare on My Street,
DJ Jaz Will Smith, 1988. Just remembered this one!
Pet Sematary, The Ramones, 1989. My personal favorite – possibly tied with Werewolves.
Sematary, Last Live Show, 1996. You don’t know this…
Stranger in Town, Extended Studio, Toto, 1984. Is your hero a criminal?
Here Comes Santa Claus, Gene Autry, 1947. Oops. Too early – for another week or two…
What’s that? 17? So many more I could add, even by the above artists. Feel free to throw out some suggestions in the comments – here or on FB. The more the merrier. Scarier. Whatever.
Have a great Halloween!
The cigar-chomping, government-bashing, culture-questioning madness shall resume soon.
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